2016, We’ll be celebrating in the newly renovated

park where Juneteenth celebrations began...

Emancipation Park!



Commemorating...

153 years since the Emancipation Proclamation

151 years since Texas slaves were granted freedom
144 years of Emancipation Park Freedom Celebrations &

  43 years of Central Houston Freedom Parades


Activities Coordinated by...

Friends of Emancipation Park
...
www.EmancipationUSA.com...
P. O. Box 8041, Houston TX 77288


& Third Ward Community Cloth...
www.CommunityCloth.org ....
5445 Almeda, #502, Houston TX 77004

 


Thanks for all you do!!!

Houston’s Emancipation Park community appreciates the continued participation, assistance and the invaluable help of super community partners:


Friends of Emancipation Park,

Third Ward Community Cloth,

Project Row Houses, Trinity United Methodist Church, Trinity East United Methodist Church,  SHAPE Community Center,  Antioch, St. John's Baptist, Jerusalem Baptist, South Main Baptist, St. Mary's Catholic Church ; St. Paul AME Zion , Wesley Chapel AME Church, and private Barber Memorial Church,
The PABA., Dorrise Jenkins with The Hardship of Re-Entry, other private
and corporate sponsors, including the Black McDonald’s Owners Association.  

By June 2016, our new “Green” environment-friendly park will be finished with its $33mil facelift!

 


Saturday, June 14, 2015 • 9-10am

Emancipation Park
JUNETEENTH PARADE
Hosted by the Friends of Emancipation Park.


“Education to Emancipation”

The Emancipation Park Juneteenth Parade will begin staging at TSU, from  the corner of  Wheeler and Ennis west towards Dowling;  the parade will then march north on Dowling
to Emancipation Park.


JOIN US FOR FREE...
Participation in the parade is Free to  musicians, dancers, drill teams, drumlines, and anyone individuals walking , or utilizing non-motorized or handicap vehicles! 


To reserve your space,
see below or
CLICK HERE

Check back later for more information on
2012 Juneteenth Events

...or send an email to  info@juneteenthfest.com

June 7-19, 2015

Emancipation Park
JUNETEENTH EVENTS
Mark your calendars for  family fun
at the park where Juneteenth celebrations began!


Featuring: 
Miss Juneteenth Pageant,
Beauty and the Beast Tea,
Golf Tournament,
Movies


...AND  the longest running Juneteenth Parade and Festival in the world!



CLICK HERE FOR THE
2014 JUNETEENTH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!


2016 JUNETEENTH

EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION


at Emancipation Park, 3018 Dowling at Elgin, Houston TX 77004...MAP


Celebrating at the  in America!


THE 2016 EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION IS A HISTORIC ONE! 

     153rd anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation;

     151st year since the slaves in Texas were informed of their freedom;

     144th celebration involving Emancipation Park and the

     43rd year of central Houston Juneteenth Parades!


Schedule...

Mark your calendars for  family fun!

Please note: Schedule is continuously updated and
subject to change without notice.



Exhibitor / Vendor Booths:


WANT TO BE A PART OF THE
2016 CELEBRATION IN THE PARK?

PRICES BELOW ARE BASED ON THE 2015 Festival and may change as we get deeper into planning to the 2016 festival in the new park.  ....Pre-register and lock in 2015’s rates.


WANT TO HAVE A BOOTH AT THESE JUNETEENTH EVENTS?

Vendors should go to our "Online Registration” page and fill out the "Vendor" form there.  You also pay with a credit card there.


Bring your own 10x10’ Tent / Table & Chairs… More info

      $50  .....Non-Profit  Non-selling…  +$50 /add'l day                   

       $100 ….Non-Food Business/Retail Booth… +$50 /add'l day                  

       $150 ….Food or Double Booth ... +$100/add'l day


Food Vendors:

Online Pre-payment, the Vendor form on our "Online Registration" webpage, a current Houston Health Medallion or Temporaty Permit and Insurance are required. Temporary Health Permits cost $64.22 per day of your booth's participation (+ a $10.70 Administrative Fee).  Call 832-393-5100 for more information.

Download Link: http://www.houstontx.gov/health/Food/forms.html .



 
  

             Sponsorship Levels:

               $500  ….Sojourner Truth Sponsor                   

               $1,000 …Frederick Douglas Sponsor                 

               $1,500 …Harriet Tubman Sponsor

               $2,000 …Booker T. Washington Sponsor

               $3,000 …Martin Luther King Sponsor

               $5,000 …Al Edwards Sponsor

               $8,000….Barak Obama Sponsor

               $10,000..Emancipation Park Founder Sponsor (4)


              Click here to go to the Online Registration Page



           

Advertising Opportunities...

Now accepting ad buys for the 2016 Juneteenth Celebrations in the new Emancipation Park!


Souvenir Book Production is by TWC/MoShows.

Submission Deadline: 11pm, June 3, 2016


    Business Card Size: 2x3”: ____@ $50

    1. 1/4 PAGE INSIDE Size: 5x2”: _____@ $100

    2. HALF PAGE INSIDE Size: 5x4”: ___@ $250
      FULL PAGE INSIDE Size: 5x8”: ___@ $400
      INSIDE COVER (2) Size: 5x8”:_____@$1,000

    3. BACK PAGE (1 Available) Size: 5x8”: @$ 2,000


    1. EMAIL YOUR AD as a BW or color .jpg, .tif, .png or .pdf to ads@juneteenthfest.com or upload it using the forms on our Online Registration Page















 


Sat • June 11, 2016  • 2pm  •  $5

The Mildred Johnson

Miss Juneteenth Pageant:

Poise and talent! Ages 3-19. Tickets: $5

Contestant Entry Fee: $35

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park

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Sun • June 12, 2016 •  3pm  •  $25

The Jewell Houston
Beauty and the Beast Tea

Bikers escort little Princesses to a
Tea Settings Contest!  Tickets: $25
Table Setting Contest entries: $250

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park

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Mon • June 13, 2016   •  11:30-3pm

11:30pm: EP Kids Luncheon (Private)

2pm: Children’s Historical Funday (Public)

Storytelling, Arts & Crafts, History Games

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park

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Wed • June 15, 2016   •  5-9pm

The Ester King Freedom Movie Night  
Movies and Panel Discussions

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park

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Fri  • June 17, 2016   •  10am-8pm  •  FREE


10:30am:  The Lonal X. Robinson
Freedom Stars Talent Show
  Youths ages 5-19 compete for the Emancipation Park “Freedom Awards” Entry Fees… Individual: $10; Group of 2-10: $25; 

Group of 11 or more: $50

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park


1-3pm:  FREE WORKSHOPS...

     Healthy Living with Heart Surgeons

   Free Legal Clinic Learn Your Rights!

      Genealogy Workshop
Connect to your past!

Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park



6-8pm: Emancipation Park Community Town Hall Meeting…An open meeting with politicians, city officials and Emancipation Park’s Historic District residents, cultural, religious, social and performance related NPO and business organizations  to address the future of the park and its evolving community.

Coordinator: Third Ward Community Cloth Coorperative

Sat • June 18, 2016   •  10-11am 

Friends of Emancipation Park’s

Emancipation Park
Juneteenth Parade
FROM EDUCATION TO EMANCIPATION”: (Parade Route goes from the Texas Southern University to the Music Festival on 2 stages at Emancipation Park!)


Parade Grand Marshall:

Texas State Representative
Honorable Al Edwards

“The Father of the Juneteenth”


The 2016 Juneteenth Parade will begin staging at 9am near the TSU gym (at the corner of  Wheeler and Ennis); lining up heading west on Wheeler to Dowling;  then march 1 mile north on Dowling to the festival at Dowling and Elgin in Emancipation Park!


FREE TO ...Bands, Drumlines, Dance Groups, Cheer & Step Teams, etc.. and walking families,  Strollers, wheelchairs, Handicapped,  Non-motorized Bikes & Tricycles, etc.

OTHERS …   Motorcycles/Horses: $10;      Walking Clubs & Organizations: $25; Cars, Vans and Trucks:  $50;  Corporate Sponsors and Floats:  $150


10am-9pm •  Free

Friends of Emancipation Park’s

Juneteenth Freedom Fest

Parade ends at the Festival at the newly renovated Emancipation Park featuring Entertainment, Food & Vendors!

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Sun • June 19, 2016  •  Free

JUNETEENTH!
144th JUNETEENTH … A SOULFUL SUNDAY!



7-8am: Congo Drum Call & Prayer March in Emancipation Park...  The sound of congo drums greet residents and visitors to a non-denominational, Sunrise Service at the park.  A prayer march will visit multi-denominational ministers stationed at each of the park’s 4 corners.  Each corner is dedicated in tribute to the park’s founders-Yates, Dibble, Allen & Brock.  The new “Blessings Theatre” stage will then host music, dance, a reading of the slave narratives and a pouring of libations for ancestors.  Coordinator: Third Ward Community Cloth Cooperative’s Cultural Arts Thread.

3-6pm: Juneteenth Soulful Sunday Choir Fest   Local church choirs compete in front of celebrity judges for Emancipation Park’s Juneteenth Soulful Sunday Awards. Coordinator: Friends of Emancipation Park & Third Ward Community Cloth